If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

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If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby Atrosa » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:48 pm

Ok so the day this becomes sport pilot eligible I'm plunking down my money and buying it:
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby MrMorden » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:16 pm

If that’s a Lancair, you’d better stay proficient. Many have come to grief in them, they do not have “docile” stall/spin characteristics...
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby Warmi » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:54 pm

That’s an early one - with 55 knots stall speed and 140 knots max speed not that much different than say Arion Lightning XS.

But yeah, these are not the type of planes to buzz around or be doing some low level sightseeing ...
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:01 am

Warmi wrote:But yeah, these are not the type of planes to buzz around or be doing some low level sightseeing ...


Cool looking plane, but my first thought was how miserable the view downward would be.
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby drseti » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:52 am

Warmi wrote:That’s an early one - with 55 knots stall speed and 140 knots max speed not that much different than say Arion Lightning XS.


Really? 1685 max gross and retractable landing gear suggest otherwise.
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby drseti » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:54 am

FastEddieB wrote:Cool looking plane, but my first thought was how miserable the view downward would be.


Ah, Eddie, you're just spoiled by flying around in a plexiglass bubble.
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby Warmi » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:54 am

FastEddieB wrote:
Warmi wrote:But yeah, these are not the type of planes to buzz around or be doing some low level sightseeing ...


Cool looking plane, but my first thought was how miserable the view downward would be.


Looks to me about the same as SportCruiser or Arion Lightning ... not great but manageable.
Of course, if you measuring stick is your Sky Arrow then well, that’s a not just a different ball game but different ballpark ...
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby Warmi » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:58 am

drseti wrote:
Warmi wrote:That’s an early one - with 55 knots stall speed and 140 knots max speed not that much different than say Arion Lightning XS.


Really? 1685 max gross and retractable landing gear suggest otherwise.


It is Lancair 235 and the numbers I mentioned are “factory” numbers for that plane but since it is an experimental , who knows ...

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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby 3Dreaming » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:35 am

FastEddieB wrote:
Warmi wrote:But yeah, these are not the type of planes to buzz around or be doing some low level sightseeing ...


Cool looking plane, but my first thought was how miserable the view downward would be.


You can say that, but with thousands of hours flying pipeline patrol in a low wing airplane I never found it to be an issue. I was always looking forward and down, and if I needed to see something closer I would circle. When the wings are banked they are not in the way.

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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby rgstubbsjr » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:00 pm

Not comfortable for long trips, but fast as all get out.
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Re: If this ever becomes sport pilot eligible

Postby foresterpoole » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Flew one, it's a handful unless you nail the airspeed and are out ahead of the plane!!!
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